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Looking for John Hindmarsh, b C1800 Newcastle, son of Ralph, Master Mariner and Sarah Scott

Journal by geralding

I have information about the Stanton family who emigrated to Nelson, New Zealand, in 1842 on the Clifford,also John William Theodore Lechner, who arrived circa 1848, also in Nelson.

I am also trying to find out thet truth of a family story that John Hindmarsh was appointed to be Harbour master at Calcutta as a reward for his help as a merchant seaman in the Napoeonic wars. There is a vivid description of his Indian wife watching him, from the balcony of his home, being drowned by a crocodile in the Ganges, when a boat carrying him and others capsized and he was thrown out.The others got back in but he was taken before they could reach him. A finger with his ring on it was found a few days later. This story sounds pretty fanciful, but there must be some truth somewhere - I haven't had any luck online even finding out if he really was the harbour master, or whethe he had issue. On-line references are usually to a more famous John Hindmarsh who was the first governor of Adelaid and had a distinguished career.

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on 2013-03-28 20:31:15

geralding , from Christchurch, New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2013.

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